I have condensed this a bit, as it's a four page, highly detailed report in the crash comic. . . . because the bloke was seriously injured. From the the latest AAIB bulletin, ( read the whole thing on the web if you so desire ) a young man who had some experience flying weightshift ( trike) style aircraft, bought a Team Minimax ( single seat shoulder wing homebuilt microlight - 2 stroke powered ) which has three axis standard stick and rudder controls, some are fitted with pitch trim,. . .some are not. He was strongly advised by friends and fellow pilots to take some "Differences" training with an instructor on some kind of aircraft which has similar controls and responses, this he elected not to do. (Differences Training is mandatory anyway in the UK when swopping control systems, and five hours is the recommended minimum expsoure to the new system prior to being signed off as safe. . . ) His flight history mentioned a "Small" amount of glider flying, but this was not expanded upon in the report, ie, if it was significant, then another reason for the crash may have been an issue. . . The report stated that He was obviously confident that he could handle this ( Very benign ) machine without any problems because he had, . . . SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON A THREE AXIS FLIGHT SIMULATION PROGRAMME ON HIS HOME PC" The particular software was not detailed in the report. The A.A.I.B DO go into a LOT of background descriptive in these reports, so If you really want to read the history of the flight, then the CAA website is the place to go. Suffice to say here that the aircraft entered an erect spin, from which the pilot was evidently, due to inexperience of type, control system, training, or otherwise unable to recover, and struck the ground at a near vertical attitude resulting in total destruction of the airframe and serious injuries to the occupant. There was mention of the fact that the aircraft had recently been either re-built or in some way modified, the aileron circuit was mentioned specifically here. . . so that,. . . ONLY an approved test pilot could have legally flown it prior to it being decreed safe to fly. Perhaps an experienced pilot may well have noticed if there was something amiss with the control system responses, ? we'll never know as the machine was pretty well trashed in the impact. Whether this had any bearing on the piot's apparent loss of control is obviously conjecture, but it makes one wonder a little if a properly trained person would have been able to recover the situation ? I realise that simulation is a LARGE part of flight training nowadays, I have sat in several extremely realistic"REAL WORLD" training simulators, costing nearly as much as some aircraft, but exactly how useful would this type of training be if it's conducted on your home PC I wonder. . . . I'm not being in any way judgmental here,. . . .What does the team think ?